poverty rate

July 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Child Tax Credit Payments Begin July 15

Many working families across the nation are about to receive monthly payments to support childcare needs beginning July 15. Included in the American Rescue Plan, which President Joe Biden signed into law in March, is an expanded Child Tax Credit, which increases the credit to $3,600 per child for children ages 5 and under, and […]

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September 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Poverty Increased In Montgomery County, Even Before Pandemic

The poverty rate in Montgomery County rose from 6.9% in 2018 to 7.4% in 2019, according to a newly released report from the U.S. Census Bureau. And that increase occurred before the global pandemic caused a spike in the number of unemployed Montgomery County residents. According to the 2019 U.S. Census American Community Survey, the […]

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